Global Export Marketing Co. has purchased a 5,800-square-foot office cooperative located at 25 West 31st Street for $2.775 million, sources tell The Commercial Observer.
The export and marketing organization bought the fully furnished 8th floor in the 12-story building, delivered in plug-and-play condition, with a loft-like feel, high ceilings and unobstructed southern views.
When the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts sought to sell a block of space at its Midtown building in 2009, the nonprofit turned to a straight-talking broker at the Winoker Realty Company whose talent for converting condo space into offices had long ago cultivated her a reputation for success in the real estate industry.
The Elizabeth Foundation was looking to sell three floors and a retail space at 323 West 39th Street to raise money to pay off some of its mortgage while funding its thriving arts programs. The foundation had purchased the 52,573-square-foot building in 1999 under the assumption that owning, rather than renting, has its benefits.
“Our [message] is, why should you pay your landlord’s mortgage if you can pay your own,” said Jonata Dayan, the Israeli-born, Flatbush-bred broker who represented the Elizabeth Foundation in a 2009 transaction.